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How many kilobytes are in a gigabyte?

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There are about one million kilobytes in a single gigabyte. Decimal and binary are the two systems of measurement commonly used to describe bytes. In the decimal system, there are 1,000 bytes to a kilobyte, one million bytes to a megabyte and one billion bytes to a gigabyte.

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In the binary system, there are 1024 bytes to a kilobyte, 1024^2 bytes to a megabyte and 1024^3 bytes to a gigabyte. Computer memory is binary, and numbers are stated in powers of two. As such, in terms of the binary system of values, there are 1,073,741,824 kilobytes in a single gigabyte.

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